Tracy Charette Fehr: MOTHERLAND
May 19 to June 24, 2022
Reception: May 19, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Defense: May 20, 1:00 pm
About the exhibition
Tracy Charette Fehr is an interdisciplinary artist from Manitoba who is descended from Red River Métis and Mennonite settlers. She is currently working in textiles, sculpture and clay. Her work in thread is inspired by the painstakingly executed needlework of her Métis foremothers who blended and balanced European and Indigenous influences in their work. She is intensely curious about Métis experience – especially that of the women, who are not always well-represented.
The mixed-media works in her exhibit pay homage her Métis ancestors, grandmothers, mother, aunts and sisters. Her works in textile, photo collage embroidery, beadwork, print, and sculpture have emerged, in part, from the past two years of research in archives and museum collections. The foundation for the work, however, is derived from the lived experience and in-person conversations with the Métis women in her family. Their strength, resilience and creativity are the essence of her installation.
Tracy Charette Fehr is an interdisciplinary Métis artist who lives north of Winnipeg with her family. She is completing a Master of Fine Art degree at the University of Manitoba with special interest in Métis material culture: beading, quill work and embroidery. She is a recipient of Canada Council for the Arts and Manitoba Arts Council grants for both research and creation. In 2021-2022 she participated as Masters Student Scholar in the Manitoba Museum’s program to revitalize Indigenous Arts.
Date: May 20, 2022, at 1:00 pm.
Location: School of Art Gallery, UM, 180 Dafoe Road W
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School of Art Gallery
180 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2